Roger Federer swats aside Dusan Lajovic to start Wimbledon title defence

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Shortly after Roger Federer had swatted poor Dusan Lajovic aside in three blindingly quick sets on Centre Court on day one of the championships Borna Coric, who shocked the Swiss in the Halle final two weekends ago, was packing his bags after losing in two hours against the Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Tennis has a way of swinging players around like a bird in a storm. After his almost perfunctory stroll on Monday, as he set about chasing a record ninth title, Federer held court for 12 minutes (only eight minutes short of his first set against Lajovic), while Coric was being ushered off to “Interview room two”, a sort of Orwellian purgatory for losers.

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Written by Kevin Mitchell at Wimbledon
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